WNC & Associates Reviews

Updated June 29, 2015
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  1. Small Company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Asheville, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Asheville, NC

    I have been working at WNC & Associates full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Work life balance is exceptional. Monday thru Friday work schedule, don't check email nights or weekends. Great co workers.

    Cons

    Since a small company, not much room for career growth.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing.


  2. Leaving the workforce to be a full time dad

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    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager - Underwriting in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager - Underwriting in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at WNC & Associates full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Work/Life Balance is probably close to best in the industry. While advancement can be challenging at a small company there is certainly opportunities and compensation available for top performers, and the work/life balance provided is difficult to put a $ to. I can walk away proud of the work I did while with the company and values that exist within the organization.

    Cons

    The LIHTC syndication business is tougher than ever. With direct buyers taking a lot of the prime deals, and increased competition and increased scrutiny and oversight from the investor community, getting deals and getting deals done has become increasingly difficult and time consuming. WNC is well positioned as a small to medium sized syndication firm, but growth has proved difficult in the current environment. As the industry has changed management has done a fairly good job of identifying other ancillary opportunities to focus, and while syndication remains the core of the business it's most likely that in the short term growth will come from elsewhere.

    Advice to Management

    Your people are and will continue to be your absolute greatest asset in this industry. Hold onto the good ones by creating an environment people love to work in, and only recruit the best. As a small company its difficult to devote a lot of resources to training, and given that this is a sink or swim type of business, avoid cutting corners on talent in key spots.


  3. Starting to turn the corner

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst
    Current Employee - Analyst
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good starter company, decent benefits, pay needs to be increased, senior mgmt making progress, good location, some flexibility with hours

    Cons

    Culture needs to improve, ownership is out of touch with employees and greedy. CEO doesn't leave office to talk with staff. CFO is arrogant and she doesn't seem to care

    Advice to Management

    Let us do our job, just because company makes money doesn't mean you are right


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  5. Worst Company that ever exists!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    None. This place is the worst place to work for.

    Cons

    Bad company to work for

    Advice to Management

    Shut it down


  6. Good Career Starter

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at WNC & Associates full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Decent corporate environment experience, leading player in the very specialized LIHTC industry, very knowledgeable of the industry nuances, and very well connected politically.

    Cons

    I would recommend this employer to a friend looking to start their career - with that in mind... Low-to-Moderate employee morale, stereotypical cubicle farm, low end of average salaries for non-senior/executive roles.

    Advice to Management

    Consider finding ways to break the mold of what the corporate environment should be and cultivate a more fun and interactive atmosphere. The company BBQs are great, but what if you brought that energy into the actual workplace. Half-walled cubicles would boost a sense of teamwork and camaraderie alone.


  7. Family-Owned

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at WNC & Associates full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good place to obtain experience in the syndication of affordable housing.

    Cons

    Senior management is disconnected from its most value assets - human assets.

    Advice to Management

    Change office culture from a shop to a legitimate corporation.


  8. Terrible senior management.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    None. No internal promotions. Nepotism. Not ethical. Family is dysfunctional.

    Cons

    Too many to share. Entitlement and coo head is too big. Has a bad reputation. If you give out, keep your mouth shut, you are in. Otherwise, don't work here.

    Advice to Management

    Get off daddy's breast and grow up. Be honest with who you surround yourself with. Get a real consultant not Vistage to help you with hard decisions, including firing the coo.


  9. A company that we will suck the life out of you.

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    Former Employee - Asset Management in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Asset Management in Irvine, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at WNC & Associates full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Company is located in southern california. There are some good people at the company and you can learn about tax credits.

    Cons

    Company does not value or treat employees with respect. Goals and expectations are set but are not realustic. Make sure you get any agreement or promise in writing.

    Advice to Management

    Set realistic goals and expectations. Integrity and values are shown by actions not just bs words on a piece of paper.


  10. Disappointed

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Vice President in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Vice President in Irvine, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at WNC & Associates full-time

    Pros

    has a professional HR Director to improve office culture. Company does promote from within, annual bonuses were always paid on time. You will receive regular feedback on performance and growth.

    Cons

    Compensation is below market for long term employees. Promotions are normally a title change with little or no compensation chg. New employees are hired in with premium comp packages. If you are a new employee, make sure You get your bonus structure and perks in writing. Lots of employee turnover. Upper management does not value employees.

    Advice to Management

    In business, some believe that it is better to be respected than liked. This is why the worst managers fail to trust employees, don't respect employees, and intimidate employees. People work harder and respect managers who yell less and appreciates their employees.


  11. Poor employee treatment & terrible managers

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at WNC & Associates full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Advancement possible for exceptional workers Convenient location

    Cons

    Employees are not appreciated and not treated well. It took years for management to restore salaries back to pre-recession levels and they did not give any additional compensation to the employees that stuck with them through the tough times (even though most took on multiple job functions when the company laid off a significant number of employees during the recession). HR department was not a functioning department for close to ten years, so employees did not have access to the support and resources that are standard in other companies. This may have changed. Senior management acts reactively and emotionally for most decisions. Favoritism and 'exceptions to the rule' are common, especially in certain departments.

    Advice to Management

    Show respect & appreciation to employees, even a courteous 'hello' to passing employees in the hallway would go a long way. Require managers to participate in ongoing training for interpersonal skills and how to effectively manage teams



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